printrbot.com

For the tech-savvy, Printrbot offers expandability, speed and acceptable prints at a reasonable price.

Torture test print. Click to view large.

THE PRINTRBOT IS A RELATIVE NEWCOMER to the field of consumer- grade 3D printers and is touted by its creator, Brook Drumm, as “your first 3D printer.” After a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign in December 2011, where they received over $800,000 in funding, Printrbot has been working to develop low-cost printers that can maintain quality while increasing portability. They’ve produced a few different models to suit a variety of user needs, from the Printrbot Plus with its 8″×8″×8″ print volume, to the compactable Printrbot Jr.

2013 MAKE Ultimate Guide To 3D Printing

  • 3D Printers Buyer's Guide — 15 Reviewed
  • Getting Started in 3D
  • Learn the Software Toolchain
  • 3D Design for Beginners
  • 3D Printing without a Printer

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  • Primo Features Extendable in any axis, heated print bed, SD card slot
  • Print volume 6″×6″×6″
  • Print speed Up to 200mm/sec
  • Print material ABS, PLA
  • Resolution (z-axis) 0.4mm–0.1mm
  • Machine software Printrun/Pronterface
  • Slicing software Slic3r, Skeinforge
  • OS supported Windows, Mac, Linux
  • Open Source Yes
  • Price as tested $799 assembled
  • Pedigree Original
  • Print without PC? Yes, SD card

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